Chunky Avocado Salsa

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareIceColdFun #CollectiveBias Avocados are my favorite ingredient for summer dishes.  On burgers, in salads, topping fajitas, or alongside my favorite Coca-Cola™ beverage in a dip or salsa-give me avocado, and I am a happy girl! This recipe is savory, yummy, and SO easy!  I feel like avocados are always mushed up for guacamole, but it doesn't have to be that way!  This … [Read more...]

Deep Dish Mini Ice Cream Pizzas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SoHoppinGood #BlueBunny #CollectiveBias Ice cream, pizza, you know....two of my all time favorite things!  What better way to celebrate warmer weather and the ease of moving into sunny days than with a sweet treat?  I don't know about you, but my children are spoiled.  Every night they have ice cream before bed as their night time snack.  My husband grew up with … [Read more...]

How to Make Stromboli

Stromboli is always on the menu in our house.    It is like a wrapped up pizza with a pesto sauce type base.  Cheesy, fun to dip in pizza sauce, comfort food.  Oregano, garlic, cheese.....the aroma is AMAZING!   And the best thing, is everyone in my family loves it.  It's a party food, easy dinner food, snack....basically, it's perfect for every occasion.  You can fill it with whatever you want, and it will quickly become very prominent in your monthly menu … [Read more...]

Best Sugar Cookies Ever

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Mars, Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #CallAnEatible #SkittlesHomegating #CollectiveBias In my house, fall is synonymous with two things.  First, football season and second it's time to bake!  Once the weather cools, it is time for relaxing Saturdays and Sundays, watching our favorite teams on TV...or if we are really lucky, in person.  However, when we can't get to the game in person, we do a little "home … [Read more...]

Easy Cheesy Pizza Pockets

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BacktoSchoolSimple #CollectiveBias Back to school.....means back to menu planning, routine, and making sure things are running easy and smooth around the Hurst house.  Truthfully, as much as I love summer, I am ready for the routine and consistency that going back to school brings to our house.  It's a calm sense of order, and I am a better mom when my sweeties spend the day at school. … [Read more...]

Avocado Lime Hamburger Spread

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerOfGrilling #CollectiveBias Summer means grilling in our house.  That means a lot of beef burgers, hot dogs, fun toppings, and sweet treats.  With our new patio, we are outside ALL the time, and really eat almost every meal out of doors.  Without fail, weekend lunches and every evening we are grilling and eating outside.  Today, I am going to share my Avocado Lime Hamburger Spread … [Read more...]

Sparkling Kid-Friendly “Sangria”

It is summer!  Yay!  We have been hanging outside and the Kool Aid and lemonade are flowing nonstop in our house.  How about you?  I like to have something a little more fun to drink with the kids for those afternoons when we are just hanging out on the new patio, playing with friends, and enjoying the sun.  Plus, my mommy friends are often in the backyard, too.  And even though we like a fun drink in the evening together, I've been serving this Sparkling Kid-Friendly Sangria, and it is a hit … [Read more...]

Back to Summer Party Favors

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareMemories #CollectiveBias #ad Are you ready for "back to summer"?  We talk SO much about "Back to School", but with the end of school upon us, I am focusing on getting back to summer this year with my family.   Summer break gives us a lot of time to spend together.  Although some days are crazier than others, I am always reminded that these times will pass quickly, and I need … [Read more...]

Easy LEGO Party Ideas

Legos are still a hot toy in our house.  In fact, our boys are 12, and I often wonder if their love of Legos will extend into their adult lives.  We are talking about boys who go to the library, find the non-fiction section, and come out with "How to Build...... from Legos".  They are entertained for hours in the basement on hot summer days, creating and building.  Hopefully all this building, creativity, and brick building will serve them well in their careers one day. … [Read more...]

Easy to Pack Soccer Snacks

Our Saturdays are often spent on the soccer field.  Most weekends, it is an hour on a Saturday afternoon, enjoying the sun and watching our oldest play a game.  Now that the season is coming to a close, we are in the midst of soccer tournaments.  This means more hours on the soccer field, more prep for me the night before, and I feel like I need to have more options to keep him hydrated and fed between games. … [Read more...]